Senior Home Care: Does Your Senior Loved One Need Additional Support?
Giving your senior loved one the best care is important. If your loved one's needs are growing, you may be considering whether it's time for them to receive senior home care. Senior home care can provide more comprehensive care for seniors that increases their quality of life and provides them with the comfort they deserve.
At Elite Home Health Care, we want to help families understand their options when it comes to caring for their senior loved ones. Today, we're going to discuss a few signs that show it's time for senior home care and the benefits of your loved one having a home health aide.
4 Signs It's Time for Senior Home Care
Understanding when it's time for your loved one to receive senior home care can be difficult to gauge. Here are a few signs it's time to consider additional care for your loved one.
Lack of Interest in Meals
Has your senior loved one been struggling with cooking or hasn't been eating as much lately? As we age, our appetite changes. But, it's still important for seniors to receive the proper nutrition for their bodies to thrive.
If you notice that your loved one is significantly struggling with their meals, senior home care can be a great solution. With this care,a home health aide will shop for groceries and prepare meals to ensure that your loved one is receiving adequate food and necessary nutrition.
It's No Longer Safe for Them to Drive
The ability to drive shows great independence. But for many seniors, driving can become next to impossible due to age-related conditions. As a result, they may need to give up their keys to protect themselves and others on the road.
The good news is that seniors can compensate by receiving senior home care, which enables an aide to drive them around and let them run errands. This allows seniors to keep their same routine while ensuring their safety.
Recovering From an Illness or Injury
Is your senior loved one recovering from an illness or injury? During this time, it's likely that they'll need extra support and care to help them recover. Providing senior home care to your loved one can offer more comprehensive care that's needed in their time of recovery. An aide can prepare meals, assist with daily chores, and remind your loved ones about the medication they need to take.
3 Benefits of a Home Health Aide
A home health aide can offer excellent support for your senior loved one. Here are 3 benefits of having the support of a home health aide.
- Safety: Families can feel secure with a home health aide as they increase safety for seniors at home. According to the CDC, falls are the number one cause of injury-related death for seniors over 65 years. A well-trained home health aide can monitor your loved one and help reduce their risk of unnecessary falls.
- Companionship: No matter your age, socialization is important. But opportunities for loneliness increase for seniors as they begin to have less independence. A home health aide can serve as great companionship for seniors who may need to increase their socialization.
- Affordable: Having a home health aide is an affordable solution for families who need to provide more care for their loved ones but don't have the budget for assisted living or a nursing home.
Learn More About Senior Home Care
Are you looking for a quality and trusted home health care provider for your loved one? Consider Elite Home Health Care. We are trusted providers that can help serve your senior loved ones in the comfort of their own homes. Contact us today to learn more.
Written by: Leah Ganz
Leah Ganz, RN, BSN is the Director of Patient Services at Elite Home Health Care. She has an extensive background in homecare and previously worked in various specialties including pediatrics, pain managemnet and internal medicine. She oversees allpatient services across Elite's departments.